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3 Instagram Marketing Tips You Should Be Doing Right Now

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Are you currently using Instagram in your social media marketing mix?

If not, you should really take a strong look at starting.

Instagram is a very personal social network that uses imagery to capture the audiences attention. With over 400 million active users, you better bet your target market is using it.

People come to Instagram for visual inspiration. This gives your business the opportunity to tell your story through unique and creative visual images. By using Instagram, you can use your visual images to showcase your products and services.

So if you are brand new to Instagram or an avid user for your business…consider these EASY tips to increase your success on this social media channel:

TIP 1

Your pictures/post should evoke an emotional response. This should be authentic to your brand and really showcase your brand’s personality.

TIP 2

Use hashtags in your post to encourage new prospects to find you. It is recommended not to put more than 3 in the actual post. It is more common to add hashtags to the comment section. Create a list of well-researched hashtags that will attract new followers. The most popular keywords in your industry would be a great place to start.

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TIP 3

The final tip to implement right away is to use questions to engage your following. Simple questions help encourage engagement…which is exactly what social media marketing is all about. Some questions to get you started…

  • What’s your favorite part of the weekend? (with a cool picture of a weekend destination)
  • What’s your favorite place to use XYZ? (a picture of your product)

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If you incorporate these 3 easy tips into your Instagram Marketing strategy right now, you should see increased engagement and following.

While you are at it…make sure you are following me on Instagram!

So this is where it all begins…

WHEREITALLBEGINS

Let’s travel back 2 years ago when I left my Corporate America job as a Vice President of Marketing for a bank…all I could think about was FREEDOM. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do, but I knew it was going to be all on me. That excited me. And scared me.

See, I had a Plan B…I had a successful at-home business with a company and a product that I truly love and believe in. But, deep down I knew I needed more. I was meant for more.

My dad is an entrepreneur. A hard worker. A “get your hands dirty” type of guy. I’ve just recently realized that I’m lucky to have received some of those exact traits and want to follow in his footsteps. I want to create something and call it my own. I don’t want to be handed anything and take the easy road. But for 2 years, I was unsure what it was I should be doing.

Then early fall of 2015 it hit me. I’m good at marketing. I’ve done it for 15 years. It’s easy. It’s natural. And it wasn’t until that time that I realized that it isn’t necessarily easy or natural for others. I would constantly receive compliments on my Facebook posts for my at-home business. Friends would tell me how inspiring my posts are. So that’s when I decided to brand myself as a Marketing Rockstar–because dammit–that’s who I am.

In the coming days, weeks, months and years…I wish is to build this site as a valuable resource for other entrepreneurs, who don’t have the knack for what comes naturally to me. To inspire them to create their own Marketing magic. To encourage them to step outside the box. To persuade them to take my techniques, implement them and watch the success happen.

I look forward to going on this journey with you.

Cindy